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Today's Headlines - 01 May 2024

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Constitution and the redistribution of wealth

GS Paper II & III

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During the election campaign, the ruling government and opposition engaged in heated discussions about wealth redistribution, and the Supreme Court formed a nine-judge bench to interpret the Directive Principles of State Policy (DPSP) regarding resource ownership and control.

The need for the use of labour statistics

GS Paper III

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The reform of labour institutions is always in the air as objective (variables) and subjective (orientation of agencies involved) factors keep changing.

Expanded Programme on Immunization

GS Paper I

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The year 2024 commemorates 50 years since the launch of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1974, a program focused on equity in childhood vaccine access.

Maldives: India’s three dilemmas

GS Paper II

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For the past six months, India’s foreign policy has been grappling with the Maldives challenge. The elections and subsequent political trajectory in the Maldives are not only important for the island state but also matter for India.

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Study says microbes, not fossil fuels, produced most new methane

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An intensive modelling study has found methane emissions from fossil fuels declined between 1990 and the 2000s and have been stable since, whereas microbes have been producing more methane of late.

Political risk insurance

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Given political turmoil in different countries across the globe, Indian industries wanting to spread their wings beyond Indian shores have been seeking political risk insurance (PRI).

‘Eggshell skull’ rule 

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The Supreme Court restored the compensation of Rs 5 lakhs awarded by the district consumer forum in a medical negligence case by underlining that the state and central consumer courts incorrectly applied the ‘eggshell skull’ legal principle.

GPS Jamming and Spoofing

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Estonia has accused neighbouring Russia of jamming GPS navigation devices in airspace above the Baltic states, echoing concerns from airlines that say they have been contending with such interference for months.

Red Colobus

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Conserving these Old World primates could help save Africa’s tropical forests.

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